INS Sumitra Rescues Vessel from Somali Pirates

  • Carried out another successful anti-piracy operation off the East Coast of Somalia.
  • INS Sumitra, India’s Offshore Patrol Vessel had been deployed for Anti-Piracy and Maritime Security Operations East of Somalia and Gulf of Aden.
  • It responded to a distress message regarding the hijacking of an Iranian flagged Fishing Vessel (FV) Iman.
  • Its Crew (17 Iranian Nationals) was rescued.
  • It also rescued Iranian flagged fishing vessel Al Naeemi, and its Crew (19 Pakistani Nationals) were rescued.
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